Tesla Hires Electronic Arts Executive As Chief People Officer

Tesla has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, and following the acquisition of SolarCity and increase its workforce ahead of the Model 3 launch, the Palo Alto tech innovator now has over 30,000 employees, a ten-fold increase in the last five years.

A new position has been created to manage this ever-growing workforce; it was announced today that Tesla has hired former Electronic Arts executive Gabrielle Toledano as the new Chief People Officer.

This move comes on the heels of an HR shakeup earlier this year when Mark Lipscomb, Tesla’s VP of human resources, left for Netflix following a call for Tesla workers to unionize. Toledano now joins Arnnon Geshuri’s HR team, a move that was confirmed via her LinkedIn profile this week.

A company description from a previous employer, Visier, described Toledano as:

“A 25-year HR professional, Toledano is responsible for overseeing workforce development strategies on a global scale at EA. Many of Toledano’s former direct reports moved into prominent HR executive roles for leading organizations such as LinkedIn, Apple, Dolby, Minted, GoPro, ModCloth, Rocket Fuel and Zynga.”

Prior to joining Tesla, Toledano spent years in various HR executive roles with various companies such as video game giant Electronic Arts, where she held the position of Chief Talent Officer and EVP HR and Facilities, Microsoft, where she was the Senior HR Business Partner, and Oracle, where she held the role of Senior HR Business Partner.

More recently, Toledano served on the board of directors in a number of tech firms, including TalentSky, Visier, Jive Software, and Jhana.

SOURCE | Eletrek

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